Not long ago i have been hearing a lot of discussions about the “value” of buy facebook likes or myspace likes, Real vs . Fake…
As usual, most of what I notice is wrong so I decided to do this post to set items straight…
Let me first begin by explaining the difference between any “real” like and a “fake” like.
A so called “real” like is a like that is earned the “right” approach… which means that the like was done by a real person who found genuine value in your site or post or page or perhaps whatever and decided to give you kudos by “liking” that…
Now on to the “fake” like; the fake like is actually a like that is generated by any means other than what I described previously mentioned…
There are a multitudes of different ways to get a fake like, lots of for this post, but here are a few:
1 . Purchase like plans on microjob sites like Fiverr. com; you can buy a couple of hundred to a few thousand. These likes are almost always generated using a bot (automated software package) that games Facebook safety and erroneously adds dozens to thousands of likes above days or weeks. The positive to this method is that it is low-cost… the negative is that bots can be sometimes be discovered by Facebook security which can lead to your Facebook web site being closed down. Recently Facebook announced it’s strategies to ramp up detection, you can read a good article regarding it here.
2 . Purchase likes from a microworker site. This process involves buying “credits” or “tokens” on sites like Welikehits. com. These sites allow you to setup an account with your Facebook account and then other people get credits by liking your internet page or sharing, etc . You pay anywhere from $5-$100 to get credits which you then “spend” when someone likes your current page; you can buy several thousand credits for $10-$25 normally. The main advantage of these sites is that real people with real accounts are taste your page, not an automated script or bot… often the negative is that the way these likes come to you is by way of a gateway page with a set ip address… meaning that it is very possible for Facebook to tell that these were bought, and thus not depend them.
Now on to the big question… is there any benefit at all in “fake” likes?
- The answer is a resounding YES
- Allow me to explain…
Here are a few of the benefits of fake likes:
1 ) Access to Facebook Analytics. Facebook only allows you to the entry the analytics portion of your control panel AFTER you reach fifty likes. By getting fake likes, you can access important computer data more quickly.
2 . Access to Facebook vanity URL. Facebook lets you have a vanity URL only after you have 25 likes… the exact vanity URL is very important from the beginning, it allows you to have facebook/yourkeyword again, fake likes gives you access to this feature quickly.
3. Nobody wants to like a page that has zero wants… psychologically people are FAR more likely to click that like key if there are already several hundred or several thousand likes.
4. SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION value. Social signals are VERY important to SEO right now… several say as much as 1/3 of the puzzle… regardless of what the number happens to be, if you do SEO you KNOW that things like followers, likes, and so forth play an important role in ranking your keywords online. If you are unable to generate these social signals the “right” way, having the fake ones is better than nothing.